Having originally been designed as a reasonably high quality PlayStation Vita port of the main line Persona 4, persona 4 golden received much critical acclaim shortly after its release in 2008. It wasn’t until twelve years later, in 2020, however, that the game would be released on PC via Steam, giving it a new lease of life which, coincidentally , crosses paths with Valve’s own portable gaming PC.
Still, persona 4 golden didn’t get its Deck-Verified badge right away, with various issues preventing it from being fully and properly verified, mostly related to in-game cutscenes and audio. However, these issues have apparently been resolved, as the game is now listed as “Deck Verified” on Steam.
Until now, persona 4 golden was not supported on Steam Deck, which effectively meant that while the game could technically run, there were potentially game-breaking issues with it in place that users were unlikely to be able to fix by themselves. Instead, it was up to Sega and Atlus to patch the game’s cinematic codec to run on the Deck. However, no real information was available on whether anyone was working on fixing things, which makes the game’s “Verified” status a very pleasant surprise for Deck owners.
Deck owners should now be able to enjoy persona 4 golden without any hassle, adding the game to the growing list of best Deck Verified RPGs available for purchase. In fact, since the game started life as a Vita exclusive, it’s reasonable to expect it to fare far better on the Deck than, say, The Witcher 3simply due to the nature of its user interface and gameplay mechanics, making it a perfect match for this particular platform.
Currently, there are a total of over 2,500 playable games on the Steam Deck, and the list includes over 50% of Steam’s top 100 games of all time. The list of fully verified games is even smaller, of course, and it’s also worth pointing out that some players have experienced issues running certain verified games on the Deck. These are rare, however, and the badge generally promises a great gaming experience in almost all cases.
In addition to making the game work perfectly on the Steam Deck, developers can have more plans in store for P4G Again. Namely, there are rumors of persona 4 golden is coming to PS4 and Switch, doubling its platform coverage. This is however not yet confirmed and should be taken with a grain of salt for now.
persona 4 golden is now available on PC and PS Vita.
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